National Technical Honor Society chapter started
Posted on 03/21/2017

The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center inducted its first set of students in its newly established National Technical Honor Society chapter on Thursday, March 9, at the High School. 

A total of 29 students out of about 220, or 13 percent of the entire student body, were honored at the banquet. Criteria—determined by a committee—is based on GPA at the TCC as well as the High School for non-adult students, attendance and good citizenship. 

“Many times students that attend tech schools are stereotyped as ‘non-academic’ or kids that excel in the classroom. This is far from the truth,” stated Becki Shrum, Southeast Missouri regional college and career consultant. “Our students work just as hard, if not harder, at achieving academic excellence as their colleagues in high school.”

TCC Director Charles Kinsey credits Shrum for bringing the NTHS idea to the TCC. In Shrum’s role over Region VII, she works from her Poplar Bluff office with seven technical career centers and other consultants from throughout the state. Many of these centers have honor society chapters, and Shrum thought it was time to showcase the student achievement taking place here as well, she said. 

The NTHS, which was incepted in 1984, awards over $250,000 in scholarships to its membership throughout the United States annually.


Cutline: Inductees include (in alphabetical order) Ciara Barker, Madison Blasingain, Nicholas Bunton, Melanie Burnett, Molly Campbell, Jennifer Carroll, Brianna Carver, Hannah Clark, Thomas Deaton, Sidney Eagle, Donald Fitzgerald, Jeramiah Gracia, Michael Johnson, Rosa Johnson, Travante’ Johnson, Kendra Jordan, Jada Lewis, Tyler McAllister, Heather McNeal, Brittany Miller, Jeremiah Morse, Heather Newton, Alexis Nicholson, Shamhya Noel, Dylan Roach, Debra Robertson, MaKenzie Silman, Devonte Walthour and Kailin Ziegler.

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